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finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out